Dentistry: General Practice Residency

One-year general practice residency

Advanced training in clinic and hospital settings

About Our Program

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Founded in 1976, the General Practice Residency at HCMC provides general practice residents with advanced clinical training in a multidisciplinary environment. Residents gain broad experience in hospital, clinic, and community health settings, learn the latest materials and techniques, and build on both clinical and practice management skills.

Our program is designed to ensure individual mentoring and superior staff support, while promoting development of advanced clinical judgment and proficiency. Multidisciplinary faculty, available onsite, provide a comprehensive, team-oriented, and patient-focused approach to oral healthcare. Residents interact directly with specialists in oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and temporal mandibular disorders and craniofacial pain. Our integration within the HCMC healthcare system gives residents a unique opportunity to collaborate with medical professionals who share a commitment to excellence in patient care.

What sets us apart

  • Advanced clinical training. At HCMC, residents build on their primary dental education by providing comprehensive general dentistry to their own slate of patients, many with complex dental and medical conditions. Working side-by-side with staff specialists and consultants, residents train on the latest procedures in general dentistry, hospital dentistry, oral surgery, removable and fixed prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics.
  • Collaboration and teamwork. With 15 residency and fellowship programs, the HCMC system is a collegial, academic environment focused on teaching and quality care. Through the dentistry clinic and in hospital rotations, residents practice as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. This collaboration helps integrate general dentists into the larger healthcare community, and hones patient management, leadership, and communication skills.
  • Patient diversity. HCMC serves as the region’s primary provider for urban and underserved individuals, giving residents experience treating patients from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, with both routine and serious conditions. Serving this diverse population allows residents to grow in confidence and compassion, enabling them to become champions for community health.
  • Integrated hospital experience. Through outpatient and inpatient settings, our residency prepares dental graduates to quickly identify and treat a full range of conditions, including those that can arise in emergency situations. Hospital rotations in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Anesthesia allow residents to assist with a variety of medical procedures and emergencies, and develop skills in airway management, patient monitoring, and interpretation of radiographs and labs. Residents also gain competence in providing pediatric and general dentistry in an operating room setting.

About Our Facility

The HCMC Dental Clinic is located within the main HCMC campus in downtown Minneapolis. The Dentistry Clinic serves a diverse population, with a variety of services including general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics.

HCMC’s Minneapolis facility spans five city blocks and houses in-patient and ambulatory services, our Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and numerous specialty clinics. We provide the full spectrum of care for patients, from primary care to hospitalization through rehabilitation.


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Meagan McCabe

Dentistry Residency Coordinator
Phone: 612-873-8513


Erin Gunselman, DDS
Program Director

Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Avenue, Mailcode P7
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Learn More about Dentistry at HCMC

Residency Program—Objectives: (PDF) Our general practice residency program helps train general dentists to an advanced skill level, following these core goals and objectives.

Residency Program—Competencies: (PDF) Graduates of HCMC’s General Practice Residency will achieve competency in these core areas.

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The General Practice Residency at HCMC is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Accreditation status: approval without reporting requirements.